I've never seen any stamping like this (certainly not factory stamping -- they would have had punches with the letters "A" and "R" rather than cobbling letters together).
A replacement block, maybe, with 00559 pointing to a date (May, 1959) rather than a serial number?
1300 GTA blocks are larger in the liner location bore in the block, 84 or 85mm rings a bell. (It's been a couple years since I've worked on one).
IF it is a 1300 GTA block, I wonder if it was a blank spare parts block & somebody has stamped the short basic 1300 GTA model number to I.D. it as not just a regular 1300.
should anyone be in the market for original front uprights for Dunlop brakes / suspension ( genuine parts , not the reproduction available for sale ) brake disc covers , rear axle + dunlop brakes, prop. shaft brand new , rear differential and some other bits and bobs ,some used some...
Attached are some photos of the finished result of the 5 year restoration of 775511, a 1968 Autodelta prepared GTA Junior Corsa. The car has been finished in the same livery as raced by its first owner, Gene Strandberg, at events including the American Road Race of Champions at Daytona in 1969...
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3 years has passed since I bought GTAJ (775511) from Dan Rapley and it is now only a few months from completion of its restoration in Australia.
Tim Doyle has completed the bodywork (a bigger job than at first sight as the car had a twisted front cross member). Vin...